Caffeine – November 25th Edition

Hello! I hope all of you in the U.S. had a great Thanksgiving weekend. Because of the holiday, news is rather light this week, but we’ve got a few things to discuss . . .

Downton Abbey has been renewed for season four. Yay!

Starz has canceled Boss.

Big news: Chevy Chase is leaving Community.

Hugh Laurie may be returning to TV. As Blackbeard. So.

How I Met Your Mother is having its first hour-long holiday episode, on December 17.

CBS is planning a two-part CSI/CSI: NY crossover.

BBC One has ordered a six-episode cop drama, By Any Means. And BBC Three has an assisted suicide sitcom.

In development:
ABC has a sibling comedy and a comedy about a child and retired parents.
FOX has a pot legalization comedy.
NBC has a family comedy.

Amanda Setton is leaving The Mindy Project, while Anna Camp has been bumped to recurring.

Guest stars!
The Big C: Brian Dennehy
Graceland: Mia Kirshner
Hannibal: Anna Chlumsky
The Mindy Project: Ellie Kemper
New Girl: Dennis Farina
The Vampire Diaries: Charlie Bewley, Camille Guaty

The Client List: Michael Beach
Hot Mess: Johnny Pacar
House of Lies: Bess Armstrong
Stalkers: Lela Loren
The Walking Dead: Chad Coleman

(Image courtesy of ITV.)

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